Here we take a look at the five most valuable clubs in world football.
5. Chelsea | Market value: £410million
It seems that Chelsea’s Uefa Champions League triumph last May has triggered owner Roman Abramovich to heavily invest as Chelsea have made many a marquee signing since the greatest night in their history. Juan Mata is their most valuable player with a market value of £39.5million.
4. Manchester City | Market value: £425million
Another one of England’s big-spenders, City have rocketed up in world football’s reckoning since they were acquired by foreign investors in 2009. With an average squad member market value of £17m, they are the most valuable club in England.
3. Bayern Munich | Market value: £440million
It is only fitting that the all-conquering champions of Europe make an entry into the top five. After winning the treble last year, the Bavarian side have made some exciting and valuable acquisitions already this summer, and rumour has it Robert Lewandowski could follow next summer.
2. Real Madrid | Market value: £495million
Carlo Ancelotti’s new side have a comfortable cushion separating them from third place, but cannot claim the number one crown. With Ronaldo, the second most valuable player in the world in their ranks, the team of Galacticos have six players with a transfer value of £30m or more in their squad.
1. Barcelona | Market value: £515million
Barcelona quite simply have been the most consistently excellent side in Europe and indeed the world in the last five years. With the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Neymar in their squad, it is hardly surprising that they are number one, especially considering they also have the world’s most valuable player, Lionel Messi too who is worth an estimated £105m.
Stats have been taken from transfermarkt.
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